Category Things I love

First snow!

I woke up early this morning planning to spend the day at my desk toiling at a big project for work that is making life, well less happy and balanced than I would like. But I saw something odd on my alarm (which shows the weather) — could it be?! Yes, it was! So I […]

Fall clean-up

Nothing like a little yard work to keep the home-going blues away for a little while longer. (Also? I love my leaf vacuum.)

Uncling in Meridian

Thanksgiving week in Idaho! Justin went to work, and I got to play with the nieces and nephew and grandlady. My favorite lines of the day: “Uncle Jason, where’s all your hair going?” “Is the Queen nice? Does she wear yoga pants?” “Grandlady, you’re not old, you’re just wise!”

Birthday flowers

Leave it to Justin to take inspiration from my blog for a perfect birthday arrangement: yellow and floral and bugs! Well, maybe no bugs (that I’ve found yet anyway…).

Work and waffles in Brussels

I’m in Brussels for a quick work trip. Took the Eurostar over this afternoon and of course the first thing I did upon arriving was get a gauffre in the gare. Because that’s what you do.  Then work work work till late, and then (drumroll) a walk down into centre ville for a pita . […]

Resilience

Let’s say you were chopped to the ground, uprooted, flown across the Atlantic, and buried in foreign soil.  How long would it take before you dusted yourself off and pressed on with your life?  As you think about your answer, please consider that it has taken my shamrock less than a week (see the story). […]

Who needs a place to stay in Seattle?

It’s official:  Seattle’s hottest AirBnB property has just gone live and is open for business.  I mean, if I’m not going to stay there, why shouldn’t you?  You just have to promise you’ll let me back in when I move back from London. Here’s the listing.  It’s perfect for weekend get-aways, longer-term corporate arrangements, and […]